Nicholson, David B
Nicholson, David B.
a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. was born in the county of Iredell, N.C., Feb. 1, 1809. He was converted and joined the Church at the age of nineteen. He soon after determined to enter the ministry, and was received on probation in the Virginia Conference in 1831; he was afterwards ordained deacon and elder, and for the space of eleven years supplied many, important charges. In 1842 he was appointed presiding elder of the Newbern District, and was continued in that office for the next twenty-five years, except the years 1861 and 1862, when he was in charge of the Magnolia Circuit. He was several times elected to the General Conference, and was twice called to preside over his own conference in the absence of the bishop. He died April 15, 1866. In all his official career — in quarterly, annual, and general conferences — his prudence and soundness of judgment created a great confidence in his opinions upon all matters touching the interests of the Church. His business habits were so exact and wise that, from time to time, he was elected a trustee of most of the institutions of the Church. His integrity in all departments of action was of a stern and lofty style. He dealt justly, he loved mercy, he walked humbly in the sight of God. He was a good, faithful, devout man, a citizen without reproach, a Christian of great purity of heart and life. See Min. of Ann. Conf. M.E. Church, South, 1866-1869, p. 13.